The annual Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest isn’t over yet, be ready for some more Bavarian mash dancing. An event that originated from the wedding celebrations of King Ludwig and of Bavaria, today is considered to be the grand Oktoberfest. North America's largest Bavarian festival hosts more than 0.7 million visitors every year.
If you still haven't experienced some Oktoberfest fun, there is still time!
4 Things still left to Do at Oktoberfest
1. Attend any of our family & cultural events including:
- Cook Like Oma
- Breslau Craft Show
- Great Lakes Helicopter Rides
- Uptown Waterloo Great Oktoberfest Barrel Racing
- The Official Oktoberfest Hockey Tournament
2. Snap a pic with Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfests ambassadors: Tante Frieda, Onkel Hans, Ziggy unt Zaggy Steiner, or Miss Oktoberfest.
3. Of course, no festival is over without some spontaneous shopping. For some retail therapy, visit the official store at 17 Benton Street, in Kitchener for traditional Bavarian clothing as well as authentic German stein, souvenirs and much more.
4. Lastly, there's still time to check out all the different Farmers Markets across the Waterloo Region.
If you’re wondering what to Wear...
A “Dirndl”: Is a traditional southern Germanic and Austrian dress originating from the Alpine peasants. The dirndl is a simplified form of folk dress and consists of a blouse, bodice, apron and full skirt.
“Lederhosen”: These are knee-breeches (what we would call shorts) made of leather.
Traditional Bavarian dress for him includes:
- Checkered shirt
- Leather trousers
- Off-white Slouch socks
- Haferl Shoes
Traditional Bavarian dress for her includes:
- Short-sleeved white blouse
- Traditional Dirndl dress
- Elegant low-heeled loafers
No matter what you’re wearing you’re bound to have a good time at this years Oktoberfest. There is still plenty of time to get out and experience some good ol’ fashioned Bavarian fun in the Kitchener Waterloo Region!